The province of Manitoba announced its biggest lottery prize winner of CA$60 million had been claimed. John Chua is the lucky owner of the winning Lotto Max ticket that won him the mind-blowing CA$60,000,020. Mr. Chua explained how difficult it was for him and his family to realize that he in fact is the lucky ticket holder and that their life will be changed forever for the better.
John admits that he felt slight jealousy after hearing that someone has won the CA$60 million Lotto Max jackpot, only to later realize to his surprise that he is the lucky one. Angie Chua, Mr. Chua’s mother, explained how the family did not believe him when he broke the great news to them since he was always the joking and messing around kind of individual.
Lotto Max Winner
John Chua is a consistent lottery player and he resorted to purchasing tickets online from PlayNow.com back in November when retail sales in the regions were restricted due to health and safety measures set by the provincial government. When Mr. Chua first checked his Lotto Max ticket, he claims that there was no indication that he was the true winner after January 22, 2020, Lotto Max draw. It was later that day where PlayNow.com informed him of his prize.
Thanks to the 11, 21, 23, 25, 28, 41, and bonus 43 winning numbers from now on Mr. Chua’s family will be known as multi-millionaires. Until this day the CA$60,000,020 Lotto Max jackpot is the biggest ever lottery prize in the Manitoba region, all thanks to a purchase of an online Lotto MAX ticket by John Chua, making his family forget about the financial crisis.
The winner of the jackpot stopped by at Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s offices in Winnipeg to collect his winning cheque with his wife Jhoana, his mother Angie, and last but not least his uncle Ben Lagman. With the generous prize, John revealed plans for him and his wife to make a new home for their growing family. John also stated that he will need some time to think about how the family will spend the money.
Despite winning the huge CA$60 million Lotto Max prize, Mr. Chua insisted that he will continue to buy tickets since he finds it quite entertaining. Due to retail sales being temporarily frozen, online offerings at PlayNow.com, lottery subscriptions, and lottery ticket orders turned out to be quite useful solutions for enthusiasts.
In a recent announcement from the Crown corporation, we learn that there has been a winner for the grand CA$60 million Lotto Max jackpot. The lucky ticket-holder had guessed right the 11, 21, 23, 25, 28, 41, and bonus 43 numbers on January 22, 2021, draw. Since many lottery winners take their time to collect their prizes for numerous reasons, the corporation used this as an opportunity to remind all winners that there is a 52-week deadline before the jackpot expires.
Dreams Become Reality
January 2021, was a month to remember for another Canadian household, with 57-year-old Toronto woman Deng Pravatoudom had been drawn as a winner of the Lotto 6/49 CA$60,000,000 jackpot. When Ms. Pravatoudom collected her generous cheque she clarified that she got the winning numbers from her husband who saw them in his sleep almost 20 years ago, and now their dreams have finally come true.
Source: Dawkins, Glen, “‘NOW I KNOW IT’S REAL’: Winnipeg winners pick up $60M Lotto Max prize, largest awarded in Manitoba”, Canada.com, February 2, 2021